Fourth of July Festivities at America's Favorite Inns

Independence Day in Missouri

Want the best seat in the house for 4th of July fireworks? Then set your sites on Table Rock Lake, MO, where the annual fireburst show will explode over the water after sunset. You can have a perfect seat anywhere on shore, or rent a boat and watch as the fireworks explode overhead.

Table Rock Lake offers a variety of recreational activities including hiking, sightseeing, hunting, skin diving, fishing, and water sports such as swimming, boating and water skiing. But the best part is Table Rock Lake is that it is just minutes away from Branson, MO; home to four B&Bs: The Apple Bed & Breakfast, the Branson Hotel B&B Inn, Cameron's Crag, and Aunt Sadie's Bed & Breakfast & Day Spa (see below for details).

Minnesota's Largest and Oldest  4th of July Parade

Meanwhile in the Midwest, "Minnesota's largest and oldest 4th of July parade is just one highlight in four days of festivities in Delano, MN. This historic town is just 12 miles away from the equally picturesque Thayer's Historic Bed n' Breakfast in Annandale. Housed in a restored three-story former railway hotel, Thayer's is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and is a true window into yesteryear!

Patriotism in the Northeast

For those who want to relax at their inn while watching the "rockets' red glare," the InnSeason Resorts South Mountain in Lincoln, NH will be the site of this year's 4th of July fireworks display. Lincoln is nestled in New England's beautiful White Mountains; truly an accessible refuge from the harriedness of urban life! The sparklers and explosions begin at 9:30 p.m. behind the inn. We also suggest bunking at the beautiful Sunset Hill House B&B in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire or the quaint Red Sleigh Inn in Lincoln.

How the West Was Won

As for parades: In California, the well-loved Redwood City Independence Day Parade - which is in its 67th year - starts winding its way through the city's  streets at 10 a.m. To ensure that you're well-rested for the event, recommends a stay at the elegant, tastefully tranquil Atherton Inn.

                                               A Bald Eagle Fishing at Table Rock Lake